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Why Has Owning a Custom Made Luxury Car Become a Status Symbol

Why has owning a custom-made luxury car become a status symbol when there are four-wheel vehicles that most inhabitants of the civilized world drive. They come in many makes, models, colors, and sizes and have various options.

These regular vehicles come in a subcompact, compact, midsize, and full sizes. Then, way out there in the stratosphere, well beyond a full-sized car, truck, or SUV, is the luxury car.

Luxury cars are the playthings -- or, perhaps, status symbols -- of the rich and the famous. The price tags of these luxury cars are also out in the stratosphere, well into the six-figure range, and well beyond the financial reach of most of us.


Still, just because we will never actually own one of these luxury cars doesn't mean we aren't fascinated by them. We are interested even though we must look but not touch.

Most real luxury cars are handcrafted, and the designs include delicate (even exotic) trimmings and feature extreme comfort and luxury.

But Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz, Daimler, and BMW have a manufactured luxury car segment where cars are personalized and fine-tuned to fit an owner's preferences. 

They are also equipped with a price that exceeds the range of standard cars, trucks, sports cars, and SUVs.

It isn't so much that these luxury cars are so technologically more advanced than regular cars and trucks that distinguish them, set them apart, and cause them to be deemed "luxury" cars, but rather the limited production and the resulting high price.

In 2007 we saw a diamond-clad Mercedes-Benz, an all-chrome BMW, a Maybach 57S with a gold-and-diamond inlaid interior, and the gold-plated Porsche Boxster in 22-karat beaten gold. And you can be sure that there will be even more in future years!

Mercedes Benz

The popularity and demand for luxury and custom-made vehicles have grown significantly during the last few years. 

For instance, the BMW is the number one luxury car in the world as far as popularity goes. While Mercedes Benz in 2021 had the most significant number of vehicles sold.

There are such wide varieties of handmade cars that you could research online. The choices are limitless, and the prices are astronomical.

Vehicles handmade are Bentley Mulsanne, Rolls Royce, Ferraris, Aston Martin, and Lamborghini, to name a few. If you are looking at purchasing a custom car, the Bentley Mulsanne in 2015 had a price tag of $335,000. I would imagine the price has risen dramatically since then.

If you are curious about other popular the world luxury cars, here are a few facts:

  • The number 1 luxury car is a Bentley Bentayga.
  • The most beautiful car is an Austin Martin One-77.
  • The most fantastic-looking car is an Austin Martin DBS Superleggera.
  • The most expensive vehicle in the world is the Ferraris. Specifically, the 1963 Ferraris 250 GTO has a whopping price tag of $70 million!!!
  • The best resale value for a luxury car is a Tesla.

There are more interesting facts that I could list, but these are the ones that drew my interest. Hop online if you want more information about custom-made luxury vehicles.


These pricey handmade luxury cars are definitely for the wealthy car enthusiast. For car owners that relate better to an affordable vehicle, you can always consider a 2022 Hyundai Accent, 2022 Kia Rio, 2022 Chev Spark, or a 2022 Subaru Impreza.

My personal preference, which I have owned, is the Audi and Mercedes Benz. I love them both, and maybe someday, I can own one again.

Even though there is a small percentage of people that have a handmade vehicle, you can always dream of having the lifestyle of owning one.


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